How heartwarming to see the more than one hundred fifty parents, grandparents, siblings and friends rushing to claim tables and chairs in the auditoriium at the Bill J. Priest Institute this Saturday morning. The occasion -- Spring Graduation for boys enrolled in the Project Manhood Leadership Insititute.
Today's ceremony and luncheon culminated months of activities for approximaely fifty boys who attend Saturday morning classes at either Cedar Valley or Eastfield Colleges. Project Manhood President Kevin Mondy and a male staff of dedicated teachers help young men to focus on scholarship, leadership and integrity, by providing academic enrichment and guidance.
As they recited affirmations for success and stepped up to receive letters of recognition from Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, these 4th - 7th grade boys showed confidence and pride.
Guests also assured them that many caring people want and expect them to make it to manhood -- we believe they can become caring, responsible, productive men.
Project Manhood will soon begin offering classes at the Bill J. Priest Institute, providing another learning opportunity for young men, as well as complementary support for parents.
Congratulations to the 2009 Spring Project Manhood Graduates.
Let us hear good news as you continue your journey from young boys to men.
Project Still I Rise (Scholarship - Leadership - Integrity) - www.psir.org